Honda set to debut revamped Ridgeline pickup next month

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SEMA attendees got a peak at design hits on Honda’s revamped Ridgeline pickup last month, but the Japanese automaker plans a full reveal of the Alabama-made truck in January.

Ridgeline will make its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 11 at 1:15 p.m. (EST), the company said Friday. The all-new Ridgeline is the fourth new or significantly refreshed light truck model introduced by Honda in the past 18 months and will hit roads nationwide in the first half of 2016.

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, says Honda Ridgeline was designed to be something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers use their truck.

“Ridgeline will deliver everything you’d expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features,” he said.

Calendar year 2015 sales of Honda light trucks (CR-V, HR-V and Pilot) are up 11.8 percent to 599,507 vehicles through the end of November and are on track to set a new all-time sales record for the brand, beating the previous best of 602,123 units in 2006.